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International Journal of Gynaecology Sciences

Vol. 5, Issue 2, Part A (2023)

Peripartum cardiomyopathy: A case report

Author(s):

Dr. Sara Guleria, Dr. Suman Thakur and Dr. Kushla Pathania

Abstract:

Peripartum cardiomyopathy is an idiopathic heart failure occurring in the absence of any determinable heart disease during the last month of pregnancy or the first 5 months postpartum. The differential diagnosis includes pre-existing cardiomyopathy, such as familial dilated cardiomyopathy, previous myocarditis, and drug or toxin induced cardiomyopathy; valvular disease, congenital heart disease, such as shunt lesions; and pulmonary arterial hypertension. Common complications with PPCM include thromboembolism, arrhythmias and heart failure. A multidisciplinary approach is required to handle the pregnancy as well as its associated complications.

Pages: 07-08  |  252 Views  80 Downloads

How to cite this article:
Dr. Sara Guleria, Dr. Suman Thakur and Dr. Kushla Pathania. Peripartum cardiomyopathy: A case report. Int. J. Gynaecology Sci. 2023;5(2):07-08. DOI: 10.33545/26648393.2023.v5.i2a.21
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